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of the indianapolis star, piloting the senate race there. they said results are flawed. they indicate laws wants a toss up is now a double digit lead for his opponent. most significantly, women voters are driving the divide, according to the new poll. joe donnelly with 47% support. richard murdock support. and the libertarian getting about 6% of that support. silver like indiana. paul on our line for republicans. good morning. caller: good morning. host: your reactions on what is going on in your state? caller: our country was built on a religious freedom and also, in our old west -- and in the history of becoming a free country, a lot of our beliefs were made of on the bible. they say life begins at conception. and have been hearing democrats talk about rich people. but you know, i think there are just as many or more rich people and the democrat sector of politics than there are republicans. because republicans did very heavily to charity. host: tell me who you are voting for in the senate race? caller: i will vote for the republicans. host: richard murdock was to mark the bank yes sir. i beli
. >> reporter: since the virginia tech shootings gun laws have not changed despite efforts by victims and families. here's the mother of a wounded student trying to unsuccessfully convince george allen to get rid of the gun show loophole. that allows private sales with no background checks. >> as far as private sales, no, i'm not for it. >> certainly background record checks at gun shows and i'm very open to the notion that these high-capacity magazines in weapons that are just meant to harm people, that, you know, we ought to be looking at those. >> no, i'm not one who wants to take away the rights of law abiding citizens to protect their feamsz or themselves. >> reporter: peggy fox, 9news now. >> you can see peggy's other stories on these candidates, particularly their stances on spending and economics, at >>> tomorrow is the last day for virginians to vote absentee. today is the last day to cast an early ballot in maryland. you have until 9:00 p.m. to make it to a polling center. >>> in montgomery county one of the key ballot questions would modify collective bargaining
forward with regulations that are inconsistent with the underlying law, and advisory opinions that are inconsistent, and implementations that is inconsistent with what congress intended and with what the law is. the work requirements for welfare cross it was very clear. i was a lead sponsor of the bill and there was no waiver capability for the report -- the work requirement, and he did it. immigration and others -- you have a bunch of issues. and what that does is create uncertainty. if the government can go and do what they want regardless of what the lot is -- what the law expert, and the government says coppola -- what the lot is, and the government says, and going to do it and go ahead and sue me. that is as much of the problem as the volume we have seen. the cost of the regulation is inconsistent with the underlying law that was passed by congress, or never even contemplated by congress. co2 is a toxic substance. i cannot imagine anyone who voted for the clean air act who would have suggested that was something that was covered under the definition when they passed that
common ground to make sure our tax laws are more competitive and simple. if we do that, i think we will send a message to the world america is open for business again. >> i think what the audience sought is he was asked a question about his senate record and he was talking about being governor. he is running for reelection to the united states senate. he had a fiscal irresponsibility. george came into the united states senate with historic surpluses. we were in great shape. by the time he left, we had massive deficits. he voted to increase the debt by $16,000 every second he was in the senate. he expanded medicare, which was good, but he did not pay for it. he was part of a senate and a house that declared two wars but did not pay for the wars and instead put them on the credit card for our kids to pay. he made a massive tax cuts to health -- to help the wealthy. he did not pay for them. we went from surplus to deficit. he voted four times to raise his own pay. he voted four times to raise the debt with it, he voted for 52,000 earmarks that totaled $121 billion. even george had to
for items in demand. that's why virginia has an anti-price gouging law after an official emergency has been declared such as hurricane sandy. the law prohibits outrageous prices for thing such as ice, water and even tree services. it is enforced through the state's consumer protection act. d.c. has a law but it is in effect year round. maryland does not have such a law but maryland does encourage complaints about price gouging to go to the office of consumer protection. be careful. do it right. >> thanks. >>> dan is here. we missed him yesterday with all the storm coverage. >> we have basketball season. it's here. they're officially tipping off the season. the washington wizards are in cleveland. they're going to be a little short-handed. >>> richard jordan has new details from the live desk. >> right now, new york's to the ,l6city to transit system. governor cuomo got a firsthand look at the damage. he saw massive flooding on the track. this is connecting lower manhattan to brooklyn. subway service is suspended the governor stopped at the 9/11 memorial to see the flooding at the world trad
of millions for schools. and that money has to go to education. it's the law. so vote for question seven. so we can stop spending all that money here, and keep maryland money in classrooms like mine. >> some students in montgomery have no homework. the principal decided to trade in the worksheets for more time with books. it is one way of evening learning that has not been tried in any local school system. last year students at gaithersburg elementary found out they had no more homework. she was not completely off the hook. instead, reading became the norm. the principal says her staff town home where did not connect well with the curriculum and even took an emotional toll on the students. >> students were disappointed with the work they did or did not have it. >> with district support, she made a bold move of substituting a nightly readings for homework in all grade levels. >> in not you -- the time he is been reading amounts to success. >> students say they get through up to seven books a week. they do have a sign reading but they can read whatever they like outside the classroom.
these roads, because a law enforcement officer had to be rescued yesterday, they are also heavily involved in debris cleanup. there were trees and wires down. so a big cleanup is just begin here today in frederick county. reporting live, jackie bensen, back to you. >>> high water isn't the only problem left by the storm. some roads are still blocked because of fallen trees. adam is live in fairfax county where a 100-year-old woman is just one of the neighbors coping with storm damage. adam? >> reporter: that's right. many of these smaller roads nope as secondary roads are still blocked all over the area. here in this community, the impact of the storm is obvious. trees leaning and down. some on homes. powerlines dangle dangerously in front yards. the caution tape up. the generators running to power the homes. the tree fell next to carol's home. the power now gone and she can't even park in her driveway. >> i stood in front of the glass front door, waiting for the wind to die down and all of a sudden i heard pop and saw sparks flying. >> reporter: powerlines so close to the homes, trick or
to education. it's the law. so vote for question seven. so we can stop spending all that money here, and keep maryland money in classrooms like mine.
to allow law enforcement to prepare for hurricane sandeep. the campaign was quick to rescheduled and he was back here with three big rallies. this is a state he wants to win on tuesday. with the battleship behind him mitt romney unveiled his new running mate. in the final weeks of the campaign, the commonwealth had been a frequent stops for the campaign. >> a great virginia welcome. >> thank you, virginia. >> great to be here. >> the campaign knew this would be a key battleground. from the beginning, the strategy has been to come early come often san high-profile surrogates, set up a strong ground game, and most of all sticks to the message. barack obama had his chance. it is time for mitt romney to fix the economy. that has been the message in manassas. >> these are critical times in this country and so you have a choice. america is going to have a choice. he city cannot fix washington from the inside. we will give him that chance. will have 40 straight months of unemployment above 8%. there were fewer new jobs created this month than last month. >> paul ryan has also made frequent vis
and one of his was at the home former fiancee. >> every investigative law enforcement technique is being locate and arrest ii.ence stewart >> is now facing several charges attempted capital of a law enforcement arson of an occupied dwelling, and use of a weapon or a device for an act of terror. driving a red 2013 hyundai accent with a virginia placed. altimaite 2000 nissan with pennsylvania plates. anyone with information him, they're looking in virginia, pennsylvania, and ohio, anyone with information is asked to contact authorities. brianne carter reporting from stafford. >> thanks so much. 6:08, 44 degrees. still ahead, putting an early on all of the destruction >> . have been showing you, happen on live television. behind this expe [ earnest ] out of the blue one day, we were told to build a 30-foot stage. gathered the guys and we built that 30-foot stage, not knowiwing what it was for. just days later, all three shifts were told to assemble the warehouse. a group of people walked out on that stage and told us that the plant is now closed and all of you are fired... i looked both wa
county law enforcement officers and federal authorities have been looking for stewart since tuesday. stewart was wanted in connection wit the pipe bomb incident at the -- with the pipe bone incident at the home of an ex-girl -- bombing incident at the moment of an ex- girl friend and bombing of a sheriff's deputy's home. the headline on one entry was called a corrupt system, i will not be a victim and he had a list of people who he'd had run- ins with before. sheriff charles jett said it was clear stewart had planned more attacks. >> it is absolutely great news that this man is in custody. there was a great deal of uneasiness in our law enforcement community as we also know that this individual had in certain forums made statements about other people involved in this case. >> stewart was pulled over for speeding in montana. officers found out he was wanted in virginia. he tried to get away by throwing at least four more pipe bombs at officers. he abandoned his vehicle and was taken into custody after a brief foot chase. laurence stewart will be extradited back to virginia to face ch
this year. so far, we've got california, and nevada, and florida that all have laws that allow driverless vehicles. the obama administration also launched an initiative to test the safety of these futuristic cars. >>> well, believe it or not, we're already well into the age where cars can park themselves. liz crenshaw behind the wheel of a new vehicle with that technology to see just how well it works in those tricky parallel spots. >> would you buy a car that could park itself? >> i would. >> it kind of freaks me out that you don't have full control of the car. >> a car that parks itself. you'd expect it to be expensive. it's been offered as an option on some luxury cars. but today that luxury has gone mainstream. car manufacturers like toyota and ford now offer the self-parking options at an affordable price. >> ford decided we have all the technology on the vehicle. let's make this something that's available to all consumers. >> richard is a spokesperson for ford, put me behind the wheel of a 2013 ford escape. first, the system detects an available parallel parking space. >> okay. hand
. and that money has to go to education. it's the law. so vote for question seven. so we can stop spending all that money here, and keep maryland money in classrooms like mine. >>> we have a heavy rain falling in the district now. it looks like a ghost town because metro bus and rail not running. the nonessential employees of government not here. so it's not a lot of people working. a lot of people hunkering down. >> people are heeding the warnings that we've heard from the mayor. both governors and federal officials as well. we want to get the latest from a neighborhood that knows a thing or two about it, bloomingdale in northwest washington. no flooding yet but folks there, would you say they're ready, megan? >> reporter: i would say they're ready. they've had a lot of experience with flooding in the past with just normal stone storms. they know the drill. the public work crews have been taking a look at the early, looking at it so the drains can drain. it seems a lot of people have taken the advice, have stayed down, hunkered down at home. we're seeing very light traffic. a lot of folks are
hundreds of millions for schools. and that money has to go to education. it's the law. so vote for question seven. so we can stop spending all that money here, and keep maryland money in classrooms like mine. >> wendy rieger hits the beach in rehoboth and surveys the damage. >>> police tell us the man knocked on doors, handing out fliers for a party. the woman said he tried to rape her and beat her and stabbed her several times. the 24-year-old woman remains in critical condition. >> they say that for all the tapes of assaults that we see, this is one of the ones that really is alarming to all of us. because not only did he force his way inside someone's home but after trying to sexually assault her, he tried to kill her. so he he is very dangerous. >> police believe he may have an injury to one of his hands because of that attack. if you recognize him, you're urged to call police. >>> fire investigators in howard koinl say a generator left inside a home sent three people to shock trauma. they found the generator early this morning at a home on brevard street in laurel. investi
of millions for schools. and that money has to go to education. it's the law. so vote for question seven. so we can stop spending all that money here, and keep maryland money in classrooms like mine. when we think no one is looking. is what we do... mitt romney: believe that they are victims. anncr: mitt romney thought no one was looking when... he attacked forty-seven percent of americans. his companies shipped jobs overseas. his plan cuts millionaires' taxes, but raises yours. he'll voucherize medicare... and make catastrophic cuts to education. so remember what romney said... and what his plan would do. president obama: i'm barack obama and... i approve this message. ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] combine the pnc cashbuilder visa credit card with a qualifying pnc performance select checking account and earn 75% more than cards earning 1% cash back on almost everything. >>> biggest concern for a whole lot of us in the storm, the power going out. tens of thousands of us are already in the dark because of hurricane sandy. news4's jackie bensen is along georgetown pike in mclean, virginia, where
's the law. so vote for question seven. so we can stop spending all that money here, and keep maryland money in classrooms like mine. >>> sandy's going to be ugly but sounds like it is better in d.c. that new york. >> yeah, they will get the biggest flooding, that's for sure. that's good news going north but we will still get winds and have power outages. get ready now. prepare for that. saturday and sunday, looking good. both days, i think sunday however, we will see rain move in. you do want it make sure you watch out for that rain and it will continue. watch out for wind on sunday. monday and tuesday is the worst days of course with very heavy rain. very heavy wind. one thing we want to you do, we want to you go aun download our storm team 4 app. enter nbc washington weather and >> anunciador: es " "the tonight show con jay leno ," con rickey minor "y "the tonight show band.
, or both. and check out the preventive benefits you get after the health care law. medicare open enrollment. now's the time. visit or call 1-800-medicare. ♪ >> shannon: all along the east coast people are getting ready for hurricane sandy. so far in the u.s., the big etan impacts have been gusty winds and rough surf at much beaches. north carolina where the waves are are crashing against the pier. sandy is expected to move northward today and will likely make landfall in the u.s. tomorrow. the storm killed nearly 60 people as it went through the caribbean. there has been a whole lot of talk about how the hurricane could affect early voting. maryland governor tweeted out he willle be canceling early voting statewide tomorrow because of hurricane sandy. we will see how it impacts other places as well. governor romney getting ready for a campaign event in ohio. that state is arguably this the most important in the election and polls there show the race is getting tighter than ever. carl cameron joins us there live. hi, carl. >> hi there, shannon. we are on route 33 en
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law enforcement officers earlier this week. he is also accused of throwing pipe bombs at police as they tried to arrest him. he was arrested a few days later in montana. >>> this year marks a decade since the sniper shootings that left ten people dead in our area. >> now the ex-wife of convicted sniper john alan mohamed is speaking out about the attacks. mildred mohamed talks about how she is moving on from hardship to find hope. >> october 23rd atf knocked on my door to take me to the police station for questioning and that is when they told me they were going to name john as the sniper. that was also when mildred mohamed would learn her ex-husband was out to murder her and the ten innocent people who were killed were just a cover. >> so that he could come in as a grieving father and get custody of the children. >> reporter: mildred says john alan mohamed was psychologically abusive to her. after she left him he disappeared with their three young children. when she finally got them back a judge issued a restraining order against her ex-husband. mildred mohamed knew that if he s
on that. in addition, we will the law that -- we will build on that, developing regional and cultural expertise that will allow them to be effective in the region they are going to. one of the problems we have had in the last 10 years was are complete lack of knowledge about iraq and afghanistan where we went in back in 2002 and in 2003. we cannot allow that to happen again. we have to be much more aggressive and understanding and viewing things from the eyes of those in the conflict. we have to do better of that. >> one final question. we will give you the opportunity for a final comment. >> you mentioned the hormiz interface with the population a, as well as our -- the army's interface with the population, as well as the attraction with it. how has don't ask, don't tell don? has that had any problems with recruiting? >> we are a year into this now, so i don't want to overstate it, but it could not have gone any better than it has gone in my opinion. i think it has to do, first, with how we rolled it out, how we briefed it, and frankly cannot we underestimated our -- frankly, we unde
with america. how was solved the problem? i have introduced the entitlements that don't even become law until 2014. the expansion of the subsidy. if we are having problems, why in the world would you vote for it bill that creates two new entitlements that costs 1.4 trillion dollars over the next 10 years. and expense we cannot pay for. this would solve the sequestration issue. >> the fact is that it extends medicare for 8 years. what have you done that has ever extended medicare? on the other side of the coin, you have tried to make it into a voucher system. you have run from your record. if i was a senior, i would be very concerned with you in terms of things like medicare and changing social security. >> once again distorting my record. there are people that have taken money out of medicare and that is president obama and your vote. that is a fact. it will affect medicare. it is the only way we can turn this thing around is to get serious about the discussion about medicare and social security. this is a new tax and a mandate that frankly montana ends don't like to be told what to do. you c
. it's the law. so vote for question seven. so we can stop spending all that money here, and keep maryland money in classrooms like mine. >>> and now, from washington's leading news station, this is news 4 today. >>> tick tock, right now thousands of runners are trying to finish the marine corps marathon just as we start to feel the first effects of hurricane sandy. tom kierein is tracking the storm's path this morning. i'm angie gaffe. welcome to news 4 today. >> i'm richard jordan. let's go to tom. >> sandy is a huge hurricane affecting the entire eastern seaboard. you can see right around here, the center of circulation, there's an increased growth now of convectional, increased growth of thunderstorms and you can see this now beginning to really dig deep and develop. out ahead of that, way out of ahead of that, a couple hundred miles, category 1 hurricane with 75 mile per hour wones. as it comes inland as a strong post-tropical area of low pressure coming ashore anywhere between chincoteague and long island, it's a huge area. it could be coming ashore here. it looks like the t
's girlfriend and another law enforcement officer. no one was hurt in any of the attacks. police say they believe stewart is armed and very dangerous. >>> news4 at 4:00 just getting started. a family of five is rescued from a flooding home by helicopter. >>> the political fallout for a congressional campaign manager involved in a hurricane hoax. >>> a community used to tragedy, devastated once again by floods and fires. news4 at 4:00 >>> new york city blogger who admitted to spreading lies on twitter during hurricane sandy has resigned from his role on a congressional campaign. he writes on the twitter under the handle as comfortably smug. he created several rumors, including reports that the new york stock exchange was under three feet of water and power would be shut down to all of manhattan. he apologized and resigned as campaign manager for congressional candidate christopher white. >>> early voting is under way again in maryland because of the storm, voting centers in the state were closed over the past two days. when they reopened this morning, hundreds lined up to cast ballots
in fredericksburg yesterday. the homes belong to a sheriff's deputy, the suspect's girlfriend, and another law enforcement officer. no one was hurt in the attacks. federal agents are not saying who they believe is responsible. >>> it is halloween. many expected to be out and about, which means there are traffic restrictions. police will close off busy gorgetown streets. "k" street on wisconsin. 33rd street and parts of wisconsin avenue. "m" street, 26th street, and thomas jefferson street. restrictions in place from 6:00 tonight until 4:00 a.m. >>> some halloween activities being changed or cancelled because of sandy. we have a list at if your community is changing parade or trick or treating plans, let us know by e-mailing us at >>> news 4's angie goff is at the live desk with more school closing info. >> this just in. four fairfax county schools will be closed today. they include linley high school, holmes middle school, sleepy hollow elementary school, and spring hill elementary school. all other fairfax county public schools scheduled to open on t
would sign a law to ban all abortions but he said that is not political sociable or desirable. >> you can pull anything you want. >>> one of the most dramatic ads is pro obama ad building the stage. let's take a look. >> out of the blue one day we were told to build a 30 foot stage. gathered the guys and we built that 30 foot stage not knowing what it was for. just days later, all three shifts were told to assemble in the warehouse a group of people walked out on that stage and told us that the plant is now closed and all of you are fired. >> we have actually tried to find how that story actually played out. tell me what you know about this ad. >> this is a very kind of important and infamous episode in bane capital where the company bought ampad which is a paper company and shut down a plant in indiana and as part of that, at one point they fired all of the employees and invited them they could apply to work there at lower wages. and i think this is the plant that we're talking about. now, i looked long and hard and mitt romney's campaign has not responded or commented on the specifi
to a stafford county sheriff's deputy, the suspect's girlfriend and another law enforcement officer. nobody was hurt in any of the attacks. federal agents are not saying who they believe is responsible. >> 6:37. 43 degrees. the deal that means another star wars trilogy is not too far, far away. >>> plus another video you'll be talking about. dramatic rescues between hurricane sandy and a tie for the first responders of 9/11. >>> take a look at the live pictures on the beltway. the backup is for miles now. [ minto ] you know, those ads saying mitt romney would ban all abortions and contraception seemed a bit extreme. so i looked into it. turns out, romney doesn't oppose contraception at all. in fact, he thinks abortion should be an option in cases of rape, incest, or to save a mother's life. this issue's important to me, but i'm more concerned about the debt our children will be left with. i voted for president obama last time, but we just can't afford four more years. [ romney ] i'm mitt romney and i approve this message. >>> welcome back. the nationals season may have ended on a sour note,
in stafford county yesterday. the suspect's girlfriend and another law enforcement officer. no one was hurt in any of the attacks. >>> la tee shah died on monday at a nursing facility in bethesda. she was the former secretary to jacqueline kennedy and helped mold the camelot style. she wrote extensively about manners and etiquette. she visited us often here at news 4 and was 86 years old. >>> time is 11:41. still ahead, the scary moments leading up to some of the happiest for some new yorkers caught in danger of hurricane sandy. >>> plus, a costume fashion show for halloween. what is your costume and are you in style this year? stay with us. >>> one new york woman will have quite the memory of sandy. she was in labor when the storm struck. that was just the beginning of a terrifying ordeal. she shared her story the us. >> this is my son mar cuss. he was born 12:42 a.m. >> reporter: lm five hours after hurricane sandy hit land, mica was born. it was a labor of love bringing him into the world. >> it was more crazy than we could imagine. >> reporter: julia was having contracts at the medical
and this happens quite often where someone is arrested then they find the law enforcement finds they were here ten years before and arrested, incarcerated tried incarcerated deported and back again. so there is a great expense. but people who came to this country unlawfulfully but haven't committed a crime since they've been here, they're trying to raise a family and that's what we need immigration reform for. >> so what is your suggestion to deal with those people who are not breaking any laws other than immigration law? >> we need to draw these people from the shadows to a path of legitimate massey. we need to know who is here in this country. we're in a post 9/11 era. i had the clearance and i've sat in meetings pertaining people who have come here from the middle east that don't like this country too much. so there is a whole host of issues we need to address. >> you're saying not am necessary ti but what? >> to find who is here and come up with immigration reform. democrats and republicans working together. i know the congressman doesn't espouse that same view because he can't work with repub
public to know they can do. first of all, because, you know, our local law enforcement, our first responders are being swamped, to the extent that everybody can be out there looking out for their neighbors, especially older folks, i think that's really important. if you've got a neighbor nearby and not sure how they handle a power outage, flooding, et cetera, go over and visit them, knock on their door. make sure that they're doing okay. that can make a big difference. the public can be the eyes and ears in terms of identifying unmet needs. second thing. the reason we're here is because the red cross knows what it's doing when it comes to emergency response, and so for people all across the country who have not been affected, now is the time to show the kind of generosity that makes america the greatest nation on earth and a good place to express that generosity is by contributing to the red cross. obviously, you can go on their website. the red cross knows what they're doing. they're in close contact with federal, state and local officials. they will make sure that we get the res
that he and the president are breaking their neck to get real immigration law. clinton was in minnesota. a state that democrats were supposed to lock upped long ago. he tried to use a superstorm to hit republican mitt romney. >> he ridiculed the president. ridiculed the president for his effort to fight global warming and economical beneficial ways. he said oh, you'll turn back the seas. my part of america we would like it if someone could have done that yesterday. >> obama camp is also suddenly spending $650,000 on tv ads in pennsylvania. democratic stronghold with 20 electoral votes. they revealed today going on the air in pennsylvania, the obama campaign sees a bluff. stephanie cutter taking a time-out from the bipartisan kumbaya over the storm to tweet romney decision to go up and p.a. proof positive they can't make the current map work to get to 270. throwing out lifelines to pennsylvania, minnesota. #desperate. obama team responds with team romney spending money in north carolina, that battleground may not be locked down as much as the g.o.p. hoped. we'll find out who is expanding
that so we can focus on law enforcement. >> you are a supporter of mitt romney. let's talk about the ground game here. the obama campaign really never left after 2008. they have 60 offices here, about 20 for romney. is this going to become a matter of knocking on doors and getting voters out, and is romney at a disadvantage because of the organization? >> no. it's not about offices, it's about ideas. and what's driving the campaign in the later stages is the fact that with this crushing unemployment of 8% nationally, with national debt now $6 trillion higher under this president, gas prices doubling, i think what the independent voters, the undecideds want to know about who has the best ideas the next four years and i think increasingly they believe it's mitt romney with his plan. >> you have to get your voters out. we've seen the polls razor tight here. you have a storm coming. are you at all concerned that -- let's assume power could be out in a lot of these places through election day. is that now a card? >> it's seven days from the time the storm passes until election day. we
has to go to education. it's the law. so vote for question seven. so we can stop spending all that money here, and keep maryland money in classrooms like mine. fire bad! just have to fire roast these tomatoes. do you churn your own butter what? too? this is going to give you a head start on your dinner. that seems easier sure does who are you? [ female announcer ] new progresso recipe starters. five delicious cooking sauces you combine with fresh ingredients to make amazing home-cooked meals. ♪ ambiance [ female announcer ] new progresso recipe starters. your head-start to home cooked. >>> a little head up for commuters this morning. amtrak canceled all service in the northeast for a second straight day due to sandy. this includes the region between boston and raleigh, north carolina and between the east coast and chicago, new orleans and florida. no decision has been made on when that service will be resumed. >>> well, the damage from sandy is still being assessed. g we are getting a number of reports of trees down on homes, and fox 5's holly morris is in annanda
with two law enforcement officers. the explosion set off today caused significant damage. >> detectives did find the remnants of an incendiary device inside the residence and we did call in a bomb detection dog from the virginia state police to assist us in clearing the rest of the house to make sure there weren't any other devices. >> despite all the damage to the houses no one was hurt. police have not yet released the man's name. federal, state and local authorities are looking for him. >>> a health alert as the death toll climbs in the meningitis outbreak. there are now 28 dead from the fungal strain believed to be caused by steroid injections for back pain. the number of cases is now up to 363 in 19 states, 20 in maryland with one dead. 44 in virginia with two dead. still no cases in the district. this type of meningitis is not contagious. it can only come from the medication used in those injections. >>> the presidential election exactly one week away. how will sandy's aftermath affect the race? >> also ahead tonight millions of gallons of raw sewage spilled into a local river during
... generating hundreds of millions for schools. and that money has to go to education. it's the law. so vote for question seven. so we can stop spending all that money here, and keep maryland money in classrooms like mine. when we think no one is looking. is what we do... mitt romney: believe that they are victims. anncr: mitt romney thought no one was looking when... he attacked forty-seven percent of americans. his companies shipped jobs overseas. his plan cuts millionaires' taxes, but raises yours. he'll voucherize medicare... and make catastrophic cuts to education. so remember what romney said... and what his plan would do. president obama: i'm barack obama and... i approve this message. >>> hurricane sandy still days away, but the storm is already having an effect on the presidential race. let's bring in fox 5's will thomas with a look at where things stand in the hurricane sandy effect. >> sandy is definitely throwing a wrench into the last days of the race. mitt romney canceled a rally scheduled for sunday evening in virginia beach. vice president joe biden canceled a trip to virgini
:19 on this friday morning. breaking the law, but not the bank. why speed fines in the district could get a little cheaper. stay with us. announcer: the washingngton post on roscoe bartlett: "a champion of the tea ideologue who is part of the problem in congress." bartlett calls medicare unconstitutional. and even wants to completely abolish student loans for college. no wonder bill clinton and the washington post both endorse john delaney for his deep understanding of job creation. he'll be "an unusually effective congressman." delaney: it's not about politics. it's about doing what's right to help the middle class. i'm john delaney, and i approve this message. colin powell: yes. when he took over we were in onone of the... worst recessions we had seen in recent times... close to a depression. and i saw, over the next several years, stabilization... come back in the financial community. housing is starting to pick up. the president saved the auto industry. and the actions he's taken with respect to... protecting us from terrorism have been very, very solid. and so, i think we ought to
the health care law. medicare open enrollment. now's the time. visit or call 1-800-medicare. ♪ >> gretchen: 17 minutes after the top of the hour. president obama touting the latest employment numbers while mitt romney says it isn't good enough. >> today our businesses have created 5.5 million new jobs and today we learned companies have hired more workers in october than at any time in the last 8 months. [cheers] >> he said he was going to lower the unemployment rate down to 5.2%. today we learned it's 7.9%. that's 9 million jobs short of what he promised. unemployment is higher today than when barack obama took office. >> gretchen: with jobs still at a stand still 171,000 still created but 170,000 still lost. what does it mean for the real unemployment figures. good thing we have david. syndicated columnist. is he live with me from washington. good morning, david. >> good morning. >> gretchen: this early in the morning i'm glad you can calculate all these numbers in your head. the last unemployment rate we are going to see before the election inches up. what's the real nu
or mail in voting. the window is narrower now as a result of a change in state law. we do not have registration by party, so when trying to figure out who is winning the early vote, it is more difficult. the early vote will be significant. >> are voters required to show a photo id? >> on the republicans after they took power in 2010, they tried to do that, but it was held up in court. they will not be required to show i.d. in this election. >> when it comes to how votes i tabulated, what systems are in place and what is used at the state level to make sure those systems are working? >> the optical standard is used in wisconsin. it has proven to be a reliable system and has held up in some lead counsel have had. that is from the virtue of being easy to administer and preserving a paper record. we have had some close elections and we have had controversies and debates over the voting system and the integrity of the election. i am short those will continue. if it is a close election in 2012 like it was in 2004 and 2000 when the margin for president was under 0.5%. >> do wisconsin citi
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